IT Sligo continues to grow and strengthen in online/ flexible learning, placing IT Sligo in a leading position in Ireland. Presently IT Sligo has in excess of 4,500 online/blended learning students, enrolled on over 140 programmes spanning Levels 6 to 10 of the National Qualifications Framework.
Professor Jacqueline McCormack,VP Online Development
In addition, we have several thousand students enrolled on free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and approximately 6,000 students taking industry-related short courses for professional development.
With an applied focus, championing equality, diversity, and inclusion with the belief that education should be accessible to all, IT Sligo seeks to extend its portfolio of programmes to support upskilling in a range of areas in demand by industry, enterprise, and the community. This is evidenced by introduction of more than 20 new programmes in this prospectus as well the inclusion of some programmes in innovative formats, such as work-based learning and full-time online programmes aimed at students who would find attending on campus too challenging.
Upskilling for the Future of Work
Across our 11 departments, academic staff work closely with industry to develop online programmes that are aligned to skills deficits. We have developed particular strengths in meeting the needs of national and international demand for high calibre graduates in:
- Industry 4.0
- Medical Technology
- Project Management, Leadership & Advocacy
- Environmental Sustainability
- Health & Nutrition
- Civil Engineering & Construction
Working with Industry bodies to develop programmes that are accredited to Professional bodies in Engineering, Environmental Science and Construction:
IT Sligo has developed strong partners with Industry bodies and Institutions for joint programme development and delivery
Innovative Online Programme Development
The online programmes continue to evolve to ensure we can increase participation in Higher Education.
- Work-based Learning
- Full-time Online undergraduate courses
- Research Masters
- International Programme delivery
- Free Online courses